The Horizons team features many influential Twitter users. This curates a wealth of insights, knowledge, and information about transformation in health and care from other thought leaders across the world. (Tip: to read an article or watch a video mentioned in a tweet, click on the red text. To view the original tweet, click on the image).
We're delighted that Horizons Fellow @JodemeGoldhar from Canada is shadowing us for a couple of weeks.
She is writing a series of blog #jodemeontour to record her experience. On Day 1, she shadowed Helen.
Day 2 of #Jodemeontour: she shadowed Sasha and Pardeep at a Continuing Healthcare event.
Want to know what they did? Read #Jodemeontour Day 3: our shared purpose to find out!
Bev curated the @NHS account recently - read about her reflections.
The School for Change Agents
We're grateful to all the people helping spread the word about School - you can sign up here.
Do you use social media as part of your campaigns to influence change? Social media has hundreds and thousands of posts vying for attention: help yourself to achieve maximum impact, think "So What and Who Cares?" Leigh explains more in this post.
If you're interested in an approach to change from a psychological viewpoint, take a look at this comprehensive guide from @Haypsych - it's got 70 pages on what psychological research tells us about change, and is free to download!
Through #ProjectA the ambulance sector is building UK national plans to enhance the wellbeing of ambulance staff.
Helen shared the latest progress of #ProjectA at the Ambulance Leadership Forum 2019. Here's Helen's slides.
#ProjectA has achieved some excellent results in the ability to influence. Helen also updated everyone about what we are working on now.
#ProjectA is about finding connections and motivating people to enact bottom-up change.
Nursing Now England
A great example of how #NursingNowEngland Ambassadors are taking part in the 30 Day Challenges - Ambassadors took part in a RCT at the Florence Nightingale Foundation course for emerging leaders.
Read Bev's blog on Going Global with Randomised Coffee Trials.
The role of #ChiefNurseJuniorFellow for junior nurses and midwives is a brilliant idea.
Transforming Perceptions of Midwifery
Working with #WeAreTheNHS, this session is being planned to live stream into schools with Chief Midwifery Officer Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent and Future Midwifery Ambassador Jonathan Cliffe on the panel.
Powerful images from Nottingham University. Last year 95 students in the UK didn’t complete their studies, didn’t get home to be with their families, but did lose their life to suicide. Change is needed, too many lives have already been lost. There's been a massive response to this post, and as a result a social movement is getting started to address this issue. Find out more: #1LifeIs2Many.
Mental ill health can affect anyone: we need to remove the stigma & offer more workplace support.
Kindness is powerful. Kindness matters, more more than ever. In a world where you can be anything. Be kind. John Lloyd turns his curiosity to knowledge itself, and questions whether intelligence is really all it's cracked up to be.
An important new study on the difficulty of getting teams to use Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles in the way they were intended. Time to stop thinking we can just train people in Quality Improvement methods and leave them to get on with it.
"Exploring the new world: practical insights for funding, commissioning & managing in complexity." A "must read" for those interested in the delivery of large scale change.
Change and Transformation
Helen tweeted about "permissions" before, and now she got the permission on our behalf to use the great graphic on permission.
A short video from @DanConnors16 with reflections on the importance of asking: " So what?"
Shove people in the right direction then nudge them with inspiring solutions.
“How will you know when digital transformation is working?”
Your own personal health data is not easily accessible. What would we need to think about, and what would be the benefits if they were? Questions pondered in this excellent sketchnote.
This great pictorial about lines of conversation demonstrates the power of networks and impact of building social networks to grow conversations and share knowledge. Networked learning also lends itself collaborative working and sharing best practice.
Leadership and teams
Organisational effectiveness is driven/constrained by theability of senior leaders to communicate & collaborate. Excellent new paper on the critical role that informal networks play in enabling strategy.
This research shows how the language in formal performance evaluations is still sending subtle messages to women that they aren’t “real leaders”— men are. From a US military context (a sector that's working hard to eliminate gender segregation/discrimination).
Are Students Leaders? A free student conference with featuring Helen as a guest speaker.